Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – MARYLAND

Address: 201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-6500 Email: Website:

Programs and Services of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Directory of Local Health Departments can be found at:


Department of Health & Mental Hygiene –
Hotline: (800) 456-8900
TDD for the Disabled: (800) 735-2258 (Toll Free)
The Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) gives full health benefits for children up to age 19, and pregnant women of any age who meet the income guidelines. 
Income guidelines and Application Form can be obtained from the above listed website.
Eligibility –
Children under the age of 19, who are not eligible for Medicaid and whose countable income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Pregnant woman of any age, who countable income is at or below 250% FPL. Uninsured
(NOTE: In some instances having health insurance will not prevent eligibility for MCHP. Even if you have health insurance, it's best to apply and let the case manager assigned to your application determine whether your health insurance will affect your eligibility for MCHP.)

A Program under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Family Heath Administration

Phone: (410) 767-6730
Toll Free: 800-638-8864
Fax: (410) 333-7956
Children's Health Resource Line: 1-800-638-8864
The Office for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs serves over 240,000 children in the State of Maryland.  Children and youth with special health care needs are defined by the national Maternal Child Health Bureau as "those who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally.

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Family Health Administration

Tanya Green, MS. CCC-A: (410) 767-6432
Infant Hearing Resource Line: 1-800-633-1316
TTY for Infant Hearing: 1-866-635-4410
The goals of the MD EHDI are to screen all newborns before they are one month of age, identity babies with hearing loss by 3 months of age, and initiate early intervention for those babies with hearing loss no later than 6 months of age.  For children with hearing loss to have the best chance to develop normal communication skills, early intervention has to be initiated by 6 months of age.   Early intervention is the key to successful language development for children with hearing loss.  Early intervention cannot happen without timely hearing screening and diagnostic evaluation.

The Maryland WIC Program is a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children under 5.
WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy supplemental foods and nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five. The program has an extraordinary 35-year record of preventing children's health problems and improving their long-term health, growth and development. WIC serves over 9.1 million women, infants and children through over 10,000 clinics nationwide. In 2010, Maryland WIC served over 148,000 women, infants and children each month.


Local Health Departments:

Allegany County 301-759-5000

Anne Arundel County 410-222-7095

Baltimore City 410-396-4398

Baltimore County 440-887-2243

Calvert County 410-535-5400

Caroline County 410-479-8000

Carroll County 410-876-2152

Cecil County 410-996-5550

Charles County 301-609-6900

Dorchester County 410-228-3223

Frederick County 301-600-1029

Garrett County 301-334-7777

Harford County 410-838-1500

Howard County 410-313-6300

Kent County 410-778-1350

Montgomery County 240-777-1245

Prince Georges County 301-883-7879

Queen Anne’s County 410-758-0720

St. Mary’s County 301-475-4330

Somerset County 443-523-1700

Talbot County 410-819-5600

Washington County 240-313-3200

Wicomico County 410-749-1244

Worcester County 410-632-1100










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